No. 10 Diplomats Set to Host Conference Tournament - CC Tournament Game Notes

No. 10 Diplomats Set to Host Conference Tournament - CC Tournament Game Notes

CC Semifinals
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
No. 10 F&M vs. Muhlenberg | Lancaster | 12:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M Leads 20-8-1
Streak: MC +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 16, 2017
Last MC Victory: 1-0, Sept. 15, 2018

CC Finals
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
Semifinal Winners | Lancaster | 1:00 PM

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CC Tournament: Franklin & Marshall's No. 10 field hockey team concluded their regular season with a 15-2, 9-1 CC record to finish as the top seed in the Centennial Conference postseason and earn the program's eighth straight Tournament appearance. F&M took home its third CC Title after a 2-1 victory over Johns Hopkins last season.

This season marks the return of the CC Tournament to Lancaster for the first time since 2015. With 13 Tournament appearances, the Diplomats' overall record stands at 11-11 with an 8-3 mark in Semifinal matches.

No. 2 seed Johns Hopkins will take on No. 3 seed Ursinus following F&M's Semifinal match on Saturday afternoon.

Rally Towel Giveaway: Free rally towels will be given to the first 50 students with their college ID at Saturday's contest.

Series History: Muhlenberg took this year's regular-season contest by a 1-0 tally on Sept. 15, but F&M still holds a 20-8-1 overall record and is undefeated against the Mules in playoff action at 2-0. 

Last Week: Lily Mynott tallied the game-winning goal to lift F&M over York by a 3-2 tally on Tuesday. Caitlin Morrissey and Erin Coverdale also recorded a goal each on the day. 

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The Diplomats closed out the regular season with a decisive 2-0 victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday with Mynott and Coverdale notching the two goals. 

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In the Rankings: The Diplomats stayed at No. 10 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Poll this week. Johns Hopkins (No. 11) and Ursinus (No. 19) are the only other CC schools in the top-20. Undefeated Messiah moved into the top spot after reigning-champ Middlebury suffered its first loss of the year. 

The full top-20 list can be found here

Regionally, F&M ranks second in the South Atlantic with Salisbury taking the top spot. Johns Hopkins sits third, followed by Ursinus and Christopher Newport. 

Among the Leaders (NCAA): After allowing just eight goals on the year, F&M ranks second across Division III teams in shutouts per game (0.71). The Diplomats rank third in goals against average (0.47), fifth in save percentage (.864), 10th in winning percentage (.882), 13th in scoring margin (2.28), and 18th in penalty corners per game (10.82).

Goalkeeper Ilianna Santangelo places third in the country for goals against average (0.49) and fifth in save percentage (0.855). Coverdale ranks the top-50 in goals per game (29th – 1.00) and points per game (44th – 2.24).

Among the Leaders (CC): Coverdale currently leads all CC players with 38 points and is first with 17 goals on the year while Mynott is fifth with 10 goals on the year. Melissa Gula is tied for second in assists with six and Emily Nagle is tied for third with five. Santangelo leads the Conference in save percentage (.855) and goals-against average (0.49).

Milestone Watch: Coverdale sits seventh in the program for points with 100 in her career. Brittany Croll '06 leads the category with 127. She is also tied for seventh with 43 goals, needing two more to reach sixth. Coverdale is third in program history with 12 game-winning goals. Sydney Cole '17 leads the category with 15. The junior forward also is tied for second for single-season game-winning goals with seven on the year so far.

Nagle cracked the top-15 in multiple categories, including points (15th – 67), goals (tied 15th – 26), and assists (tied 13th – 15).

Santangelo is tied for first in career shutouts with 30. The senior also ranks 10th in saves with 229. Kelly Schenke '95 leads the category with 1,279. Santangelo is also tied for fourth single-season shutouts with nine on the year, while Jenny Lindner '03 and Laura Cianciulli '82 lead with 11. 

As a team, the Diplomats are tied for first for shutouts with 12 on the year, needing one more shutout to tie the program single-season record set by the 2014 squad. 

Santangelo Sets Win Mark: With a 7-0 F&M victory over Eastern on Sept 12., Santangelo set the program record for career wins with 51. She surpassed Avery Koep '14. 

Home-field Advantage: The Diplomats enter the week owning an 11-0 record in CC games played in Lancaster dating back to Oct. 22, 2016.